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Friday 28 March, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
28 March 2003


                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

     2 ABOVE

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

     STATE STREET NOMINEES                                   584,920
     CHASE NOMINEES                                        7,242,080
     CHASE NOMINEES                                        2,825,577
     CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON                           5,025,372
     MELLON NOMINEES                                         326,600
     BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE                                 193,100
     BT GLOBENET NOMINEES                                     36,200
     MSS NOMINEES                                             75,000
     CITIBANK                                                259,900
     BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON                               1,232,200
     NORTHERN TRUST                                          248,700
     DEUTSCHE BANK                                            58,000
     BANKERS TRUST                                           154,160
     NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD                                   475,015
     STATE STREET NOMINEES                                   824,400
     RBS TRUST BANK                                          316,835
     MORGAN STANLEY                                          285,171
     NORTHERN TRUST                                        3,974,108
     CITIBANK                                                 31,500
     STATE STREET BANK & TRUST                             1,608,998
     MELLON BANK                                              81,800
     BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE                                 816,730
     JP MORGAN                                               553,469
     BANK OF NEW YORK, LONDON                              5,762,532
     CHASE NOMINEES                                          246,799
     CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON                           1,190,359
     BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS                               835,423
     DEUTSCHE BANK                                           187,700
     CITIBANK                                                 86,000  

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     3,878,078

6)   (0.99%) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     N/A

8)   (N/A%) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH

10)  Date of transaction

     27/3/03

11)  Date company informed

     27/3/03

12)  Total holding following this notification

     35,538,648
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     9.08%

14)  Any additional information

     N/A

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY
     020 897 4655 OR 07734 044320

16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification       IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY
                                    020 8967 2196 OR 07736 613847

     Date of Notification           28 MARCH 2003




Letter to: Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc
Dated: March 27, 2003


Amendment #10

NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 - UK COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held:     Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc

2. Notifiable Interest:      Ordinary Shares

   (A)     FMR Corp
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
           (FMRCO), investment manager for US mutual funds. (See Schedule A for 
           listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings.)

   (B)     Fidelity International Limited (FIL)
           P.O. Box HM 670
           Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

           Parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries,
           including Fidelity Investment Services Ltd. (FISL) and Fidelity 
           Pension Management (FPM), investment managers for various non-US 
           investment companies and institutional clients. (See Schedule A for 
           listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings).

3. The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable interest of:

           Mr. Edward C. Johnson 3d
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Principal shareholder of FMR Corp. and Fidelity International Limited

4. The notifiable interests include interest held on behalf of authorized
   unit trust schemes in the U.K., notwithstanding the exemption from 
   reporting pursuant to Section 209 (1)(h) of the Companies Act 1985.

5. These notifications of disclosable interests constitute separate
   notifications of interest in the shares and are combined solely for 
   the purposes of clarity. Nothing herein should be taken to indicate 
   that FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, 
   Fidelity International Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries
   or Mr. Edward C. Johnson 3d act as a group or in concert in respect of 
   the disclosed interests, or that they are required to submit these 
   notifications on a joint basis.

6. The disclosable interests arise under section 208(4)(b) of the Act,
   namely where a person, not being the registered holder, is entitled
   to exercise a right conferred by the holding of the shares or to 
   control the exercise of such rights, or under section 203 of the Act
   respectively.



Schedule A
                                                                  Amendment #10
Security: Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED NAME
                                     COMPANY     
(Ordinary Shares)
                          584,920      FMRCO     STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED                                   
                        7,242,080      FMRCO     CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED                                      
                        2,825,577       FISL     CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED                                       
                        5,025,372       FISL     CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON                           
                          326,600        FPM     MELLON NOMINEES LTD                                        
                          193,100        FPM     BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE                                 
                           36,200        FPM     BT GLOBENET NOMINEES LTD                                    
                           75,000        FPM     MSS NOMINEES LTD                                            
                          259,900        FPM     CITIBANK                                                
                        1,232,200        FPM     BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON                               
                          248,700        FPM     NORTHERN TRUST                                          
                           58,000        FPM     DEUTSCHE BANK                                            
                          154,160        FIL     BANKERS TRUST                                           
                          475,015        FIL     NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD                                   
                          824,400        FIL     STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD                                  
                          316,835        FIL     RBS TRUST BANK                                          
                          285,171        FIL     MORGAN STANLEY                                          
                        3,974,108        FIL     NORTHERN TRUST                                        
                           31,500        FIL     CITIBANK                                                 
                        1,608,998        FIL     STATE STREET BANK & TRUST                             
                           81,800        FIL     MELLON BANK                                              
                          816,730        FIL     BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE                                 
                          553,469        FIL     JP MORGAN                                              
                        5,762,532        FIL     BANK OF NEW YORK, LONDON                              
                          246,799        FIL     CHASE NOMINEES LTD                                         
                        1,190,359        FIL     CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON                           
                          835,423        FIL     BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS                               
                          187,700        FIL     DEUTSCHE BANK                                           
                           86,000        FIL     CITIBANK                                                   



TOTAL ORDINARY SHARES:                  35,538,648

CURRENT OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE:           9.16%

SHARES IN ISSUE:                        387,800,000

CHANGE IN HOLDINGS SINCE LAST FILING:   +3,878,078 ordinary shares



From: Fidelity Management & Research Company



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